Created 2,300 years ago by volcanic eruption, Lake Myvatn features craters, mud pits, lava columns, distant mountains, and lifting steam. The large amounts of algae in the water support many aquatic plants and fish, and the wetland environment is home to many species of waterbirds, including 13 duck species. You'll find a hot spring lagoon, a geothermal cave, and a bird museum nearby. You can also fish or hike in the area, including to the Krafla volcano. Our Lake Myvatn route builder makes visiting Lake Myvatn and other Lake Myvatn attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Lake Myvatn Reviews
This is one of the most beautiful lakes in Iceland and that is saying a lot. Take in a bath while you are there at the geothermal springs. Scenic views are definitely worth stopping for. more »
Der Myvatn ist im September mückenfrei, also sehr angenehm. Die weite offene Landschaft, das schöne Seeufer, dazu wenig Zivilisation und der eine oder andere Vulkankegel sind mal ein ganz anderes Feel... more »In September, the Mývatn is mosquito-free, so very enjoyable. The wide open landscape, the beautiful Lakeside, this little civilization and the one or other volcanic cones are a completely different feeling. Only the smell of sulfur is sometimes awkward.
Beautiful area, I recommend taking your time here. There is so much mind blowing hidden stuff.
Amazing site and surreal view. Absolutely worth seeing!
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